William “Bill” E. Bechlem 1960-2019
William “Bill” E. Bechlem
William “Bill” E. Bechlem, 59, of Medford, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at Aspirus Medford Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past day. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 at Medford Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. David Clements officiating.
Bill was born on Aug. 25, 1960 in Medford to the late Mildred E. (Brasch) Bechlem-Kessler and Willard E. Bechlem. He attended Medford area schools. On Aug. 11, 1985 he married Cindy Tate at the Gilman Baptist Church and they were later divorced. Bill worked the carnival for Earl’s Rides out of Chilton for over 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching the Green Bay Packers.
Bill is survived by his son, Billy (Jodi Dake) Bechlem of Medford; three granddaughters, Shannon and Shelby Salzman and Samantha Dake-Shuld; brother, Otto Bechlem of Prentice; sisters, Patricia (LeeRoy) Vesnefsky of Racine and Brenda Bechlem of Arizona; and special niece, Sandra Vesnefsky of Racine.
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